I can't believe you have not collapsed in a heap! up since 2.30! I have been in the garden all day weeding so may not be around for the night shift. (fingers crossed!) .. do you want extra shifts? it pays well! 🙂 x
that reviewer should try taking the effing hormones, cheeky git!
As for swimming, what could be more healthy than swimming in seawater
slather factor 50 baby suncream on and wear loose tops, boom!
Thanks for your replies everyone. I'm sure I will enjoy my holiday - I'm just feeling a bit low today. I have bought some extreme sun lotion factor 50 and several cover up shirts which are lightweight. It's a matter of being sensible - I will keep in the shade with a good book! I think that the sea might do my skin some good - I think they are over cautious to be honest - I know Kim (Jo) was fine on her holiday. I will see what onc has to say about tamoxifen - I'm post menopausal so don't really know why I'm on it anyway - think it's because I'm 47 and only two years post meno. Maybe I need some anti depressants to help. I just don't feel like me at the minute and I have always been a positive person. Perhaps I should watch a sad movie and have a good cry and let it all out! So glad I can chat on here - no one else understands how we are feeling.
Oh Sharnie it's rubbish isn't it but I would swim! just put loads of cream on.. even wrap it with something and get in that sea! The tablets after the ones you are on will be the ones I am on I imagine.. post menapausal ones. I have really had no problems on them, touch wood. Bit stiff in the mornings but always was! He was wrong to say you just have to put up with it though. There are choices as far as i have read and he should have assured you most side effects subside after a few months. Talk to your onc next week and tell him all your concerns
Love Lorna x
Sorry to hear that Sheena I was exactly the same last weekend cried for about 4/5 days was told by my daughter-in-law it's OK to cry we've been/and going through so much. We're all here for you when you want to unload or even have a rant if you want. It is difficult when you're led in that position and they say lie still don't help us we'll move you especially if you're a little on the large side like me. Anyway I'm just the other side of these posts if you want a rant or even a chat. Joyce X
Hi all, had number 14 today, followed by a review. The review radiographer just told me what I could expect from my skin over the next few weeks. He said my skin was looking quite good for this stage. I have distinct rectangle now - didn't realise quite how far up I'm being treated. He told me I have to keep covered up and wear a scarf as well. He wasn't impressed that I'm going away so soon after treatment, especially when I told him Greece! He said we don't normally recommend swimming until 14 days after rads. I am quite annoyed because I was going to cancel my holiday but was advised not to by the surgeon and oncologist as it would be good for me after treatment - I think back then they assumed I would have completed my rads way before my holiday.
He also asked how I was getting on with Tamoxifen and I told him how tired I'm feeling since starting it and how the hot flushes were disturbing my sleep - he said I'm afraid you just have to put up with it. I know I have to take it at least five years, then they are going to switch me to something else. I came away feeling very upset. Went to work after and came home and went to bed - feeling really down now. I was really looking forward to my holiday but am not so much now. I see the oncologist next week so will see what he has to say. Last session of normal rads tomorrow before I start the boosters on Monday. Sorry for the rant - hope I will feel better tomorrow. I hate feeling like this! X
Aaaahhh I'm feeling the love ladies, thank you for listening and supporting, Jill, c'mon where is poldark? There could be a relapse, ,,,,,,, just saying! X
You don't have to stop moaning Sheena - better out than in as they say. When I had my port fitted I cried all the way through the surgery and I had no idea why. What we are going through is an emotional as well as physical trauma and I think we're all bloody amazing 🙂
Thanks Jill and Christine
hopefully will open prosecco later, need to pick my unreliable car from garage later. Spent the afternoon researching nearly new cars and think I've found one, something I could do without right now bit hey ho
I will stop moaning now xx
I had number 2 this morning, and felt incredibly sad when I was lying there being moved and talked over by the staff calling numbers out. I struggled to keep the tears in so when I got to the car I just let it go, passer by looking alarmed!
woke up at 4am this morning, crying again, best friend is away on holiday,,,,I'm definitely in a bad way today
help me out ladies x
5 down 20 to go. So relieved it's the weekend and have survived the first week. Boob is very sore still. Felt very tired today and after treatment (don't know why they call it that when it only makes us worse), I sat in the car and burst into tears. Think it's just the relief of the first week ending. Have a lovely weekend everyone, no green lazers in sight and no one drawing all over us!
Sheena I turned down chemo as well, I have a few other medical problems as well and the percentage of it being beneficial to me was quite low hence the decision to opt out of chemo.
DizzyDee I've told I'll be on tamoxafin when I finish rads, I am dreading it a bit as I've heard so many horror stories. Have a good week all Joyce X
Thx Sheena I thought it was 5 hrs. I did the chemo was supposed to have 6 but they cancelled the 6th too sick but I did refuse Rads. I never told anyone.
That is how I feel. Totally not the same person in every way. I was an active 60 yr. old and looked a lot younger now I look and feel about 75. I had really nice long hair and all came out in one day a garbage bag full. Hair grew back but thin, frizzy and totally grey. One thing good that has happened I don't sweat the small stuff anymore. My appreciation for the garden, small kids (not a grandmother yet) and definitely animals has grown. I lost my "Capt' Jack in 2013 beautiful cat and he stayed right beside me when I was sick with chemo etc. I still haven't got another yet and I think I am afraid incase something else happens. Jack had a heart attack right in front of me. So fast then he was gone. This is off this topic but does anyone know the time difference between UK and Ontario, Canada? I think UK is five hours ahead but not sure. Sorry for blabbing so much...wish everyone well xo
Yes I am just realising I am having mood swings! I never had them in my menopaus at 42, sailed through it really, then hey ho! well it's either Letrozole or just me being a moody sod? can't decide 🙂 I did ask for anti depressants as soon as I was diagnosed for emergancies.. not taken them... YET! anyone else on them or considering? x
Hi Sheena thought for one moment you were describing me. I thought oh joy another like me. Even the dog has started giving me a wide birth. Joyce X